21 is the second studio album by English recording artist Adele. Released on 24 January 2011 in most of Europe, and on 22 February 2011 in North America, it was named after the age of the singer during its production. The album shares the folk and Motown soulinfluences of her 2008 debut album 19, but was further inspired by the American countryand Southern blues music to which she had been exposed during her 2008–2009 North American tour An Evening with Adele. Composed in the aftermath of the singer’s separation from her partner, the album explores themes of anger, revenge, heartbreak, self-examination, and forgiveness.
Adele began writing 21 in April 2009, while still involved in the relationship that subsequently inspired the record. Dissatisfied with once again portraying herself as the musical tragedian of her debut, she had intended to compose a more upbeat and contemporary follow-up. However, studio sessions ended prematurely due to a lack of inspiration. She resumed production immediately after the breakdown of her relationship, channeling her heartbreak and depression into her songs. Adele collaborated with various songwriters and producers, including Columbia Records co-president Rick Rubin, Paul Epworth, Ryan Tedder, Jim Abbiss, and Dan Wilson.
|1.||« Rolling in the Deep »||Adele Adkins, Paul Epworth||Epworth||3:49|
|2.||« Rumour Has It »||Adkins, Ryan Tedder||Tedder||3:43|
|3.||« Turning Tables »||Adkins, Tedder||Jim Abbiss||4:10|
|4.||« Don’t You Remember »||Adkins, Dan Wilson||Rick Rubin||4:03|
|5.||« Set Fire to the Rain »||Adkins, Fraser T Smith||Smith||4:01|
|6.||« He Won’t Go »||Adkins, Epworth||Rubin||4:37|
|7.||« Take It All »||Adkins, Francis White||Abbiss||3:48|
|8.||« I’ll Be Waiting »||Adkins, Epworth||Epworth||4:01|
|9.||« One and Only »||Adkins, Wilson, Greg Wells||Rubin||5:48|
|10.||« Lovesong »||Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, Roger O’Donnell, Porl Thompson, Lol Tolhurst, Boris Williams||Rubin||5:16|
|11.||« Someone Like You »||Adkins, Wilson||Wilson, Adkins||4:47|